Professional Certificate in Social Development
Social development is a key priority for the UN-Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, with the 2015 Commission on Social Development stating that vulnerabilities across the board are becoming more acute and the poor are bearing the brunt.
The importance of sustainable social development to economic prosperity, international security and community wellbeing is well documented. This year, the UN noted that 80% of the global population has no access to comprehensive social protection. This limited progress of the MDGs demonstrates the critical need for greater awareness, funding and leadership to tackle issues such as lack of equal access to education and health provision.
Throughout this programme, participants will examine how such topical areas can be integrated into organisational and policy frameworks in a sustainable manner. Expert trainers will cover the current international frameworks, initiatives and best practice to inform discussions and analyse case studies. Detailed knowledge of how to integrate relevant issues such as gender, as well as how to engage society in the policy making process, will be analysed, followed by monitoring and evaluation mechanisms crucial for governments to monitor progress and make changes. This combination of knowledge and skills will provide participants with the ability to improve social access in their organisation and community.
This is a specialist training course leading to a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership. Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a transcript from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies certifying the specialisation in Social Development.